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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Chalkboard card and technique

I have seen the chalkboard technique on several blogs lately. You start with a piece of black cardstock-most of the blogs I have seen stamp with either versamark or white craft ink then emboss with white embossing powder. You have to work fast doing it this way and I would recommend using your embossing buddy and embossing as you go.Otherwise the ink dries fast and you have to start over. I decided to skip embossing and just stamp with the white craft ink. I think it looks great this way and I was able to use multiple stamps from different sets. I used a white watercolour pencil for the edge and smudged a bit of ink in the gaps for a chalky effect. The party banner I stamped first, then cut it out and applied with Stampin dimensionals. If you choose to go in this direction make sure that you wait for the ink to dry thoroughly.

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